Keanu Reeves cryptically discusses the darkness that has engulfed Bill & Ted 3. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has a plan for Agent Coulson, that goes far beyond the little matter of his un-death. Check out behind-the-scenes videos for Carrie and The Walking Dead. Plus another actor joins Game of Thrones. Spoilers ahead!
Top image from Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Jamie Foxx was asked whether he is likely to reprise his role as the villainous Electro in subsequent films as a member of the much rumored Sinister Six, and here was his rather intriguing reply:
“Yes. They actually talked about it, the Sinister Six, so I’ve got my fingers crossed, because [when] you think about it, electricity never dies, it just goes to a different place.”
So, on the one hand, this is easily the most concrete confirmation yet that, yes, Marc Webb and company are planning to introduce the Sinister Six, most probably in The Amazing Spider-Man 3.
But the other rather interesting aspect of Foxx’s response is that he sort of seems to imply that his character dies – or, at least, appears to die – in this movie. That seems like a fairly major detail to offhandedly reveal as a minor part of a response to another spoiler-y topic – although, given the typical fate of villains in comic book movies, I suppose his character’s potential death is only really shocking because we thought he’d be saved for the Sinister Six, so this quote actually suggests that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is getting in the requisite villainous death and still managing to resurrect him in time for the big team-up movie.
Either way, I wouldn’t read too much into this, because this is an offhand comment after all, and it’s fairly easy for these things to get misinterpreted, or indeed for creative plans to change between now and when the movies in question actually reach theaters. Besides, I’ve always been quite strongly of the opinion that Jamie Foxx can do as he damn well pleases. [Den of Geek]
Chin Han, who previously took on supporting roles in other superhero stories such as The Dark Knight and Arrow, discusses working alongside Robert Redford as S.H.I.E.L.D. head Alexander Pierce in his own role as a World Security Council member:
“That’s more action for me, but there’s very little that I can say about the movie because everything is under wraps. I got to work with one of my childhood film idols, Robert Redford, and it was a dream come true. It’s so inspiring to know you’re on set with the actor from movies like Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969), All The President’s Men (1976) and The Natural (1984).Things are very fast-paced on these US$200 million (S$255 million) movies, but when we finished the shoot, I had some time to chat with him. I found him to be very elegant and an independent thinker so I like him a lot. The movie will be out in April.
Costar Benicio del Toro discusses working on the film with the French magazine Les Inrockuptibles. We’re dealing with a translation from French to English of an interview that may well have not been conducted in French in the first place – my admittedly cursory research suggests del Toro doesn’t speak French, which would suggest we’re dealing with at least two layers of translation from his original thoughts. But, it’s something, I guess:
“When someone calls you and says ‘I need you in my movie’, it’s exciting. I like comic-book movies, and it’s totally new for me. My character is The Collector, I’ve never heard of him so I just started some researches about him... A blockbuster can be really tiring to do, but it’s fun to shoot one occasionally. You have many people around you who bombard you with many information… You cannot go wrong… For example they told you ‘Now you have to go in this restaurant and kill this person.’ And then you ask: ‘Who? The blue haired girl, or the guy with the wig? ‘And you don’t get the answer. And suddenly, you heard ‘Action!’. And you have to go along: so you shoot everywhere and they’ll find a solution for the final cut."
So, if I understand this correctly, del Toro is either speaking hypothetically about the often bizarre demands of filming a superhero blockbuster, detailing an actual scene he filmed in which his character kills someone in a restaurant, or confessing to the real-life murder of one or more members of the counterculture, or possibly a street performance troupe. I feel like the first interpretation is the most likely… maybe. [Comic Book Movie]
Here’s a behind-the-scenes video for the new adaptation of the Stephen King novel.
Keanu Reeves offered this update of where production currently stands – in context, the way he says it doesn’t sound as bleak as it might read, but that may just because, well, Reeves is a fairly centered kind of dude, philosophically speaking. Whatever’s going on, he and the rest of the Bill & Ted 3 team do appear to have hit some sort of major stumbling block in the production process, although not necessarily in the creative process – his reference to the dark part of the story is about the narrative of the film’s creation, not the actual plot of the movie:
"It's a long story. There's lots of subterfuge and conspiracy theories. There's a whole thing... I might have to do one of those independent press, conspiracy, other-name kind of [statements] explaining why it hasn't happened yet, because it's pretty dark out there… There is [a script]. There's all sorts of stuff and it just can't — it's just — there's darkness out there that's keeping it from happening... It's that part of the story where it's looking grim. It's the dark period of the idea!"
Executive producer Jeffrey Bell discusses in general terms how the show deals with Agent Coulson, including the little matter of him still being alive:
I can assure you that we are going to explore, answer questions, raise new questions all the way through, and working with Clark has been great. We always say there's two reasons why people love Agent Coulson. One of them is Clark Gregg, who is the real deal; and the other is that it really does feel like us regular people, to have a guy who's that smart, and that funny, and that casual... he's a fun character to write. He gets to be the best version of all of us. Because he's around superheroes, he seems normal, but I think in a normal universe, he would be clearly be a rock star.
There’s more at the link. [KSiteTV]
Irish actress Jane McGrath, who is set to appear in the upcoming racing thriller Black Ice, reveals she has a role in the upcoming fourth season:
At the moment, I’m up and down to Belfast on ‘Game of Thrones’. I’m not even allowed to talk to my friends about it and can’t be giving anything away! My character is beyond the Wall and it was stunning. When you’re on set you feel like you’re actually there. It’s incredible!
Are you a Wildling?
Yes, I’m a Wildling!
Here’s a preview video for season four. [SpoilerTV]
Co-creator Adam Horowitz revealed via Twitter that the seventh episode of season three is called “Dark Hollow.” [SpoilerTV]
Here’s a promo for season three.
Star Nina Dobrev discusses what’s ahead in season five, starting with the current status of Elena and Damon:
"One of the big obstacles [for them], especially for Damon, is to make sure he doesn't f—- it up because he has a tendency to do that whether he means to or not. He's going to try to be on his best behavior and Elena is going to embrace him, but she knows who he is and sometimes that comes to the surface and reminds her. But they'll try to figure it out because love prevails and they want their love to conquer all. They have gone through so much to get to where they are now. If they didn't keep fighting for it, it would be a shame. She knows she's in love with Damon, but she still cares for Stefan and wants to make sure he's OK. When she finds out what he's been through, it's not easy for her… I've had so much fun playing Elena this season because she is lighter and happier. She's unaware of a pretty tragic thing that has happened, so she's not affected... and it will go dark eventually, but right now she's carefree and fun-loving and excited about her new boyfriend and college."
And here’s the synopsis for the fifth season premiere, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”:
COLLEGE DAYS — After spending the summer enjoying her passionate relationship with Damon (Ian Somerhalder), and making sure that Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) is adjusting after his return from the dead, Elena (Nina Dobrev) is thrilled to move into the dorm at nearby Whitmore College with her new roommate, Caroline (Candice Accola). Still believing that Bonnie (Kat Graham) has been traveling all summer and will soon join them, Elena and Caroline are surprised when a student named Megan (guest star Hayley Kiyoko) shows up and announces that she will be sharing their dorm room. Katherine (Nina Dobrev) makes an unexpected appearance at the Salvatore house and pleads with Damon to help her now that she is human and vulnerable to her enemies. Matt (Zach Roerig) and Rebekah (Claire Holt) return to Mystic Falls after spending a wild summer in Europe, where they met a mysterious beauty named Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda). Elena can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong with Stefan (Paul Wesley), and Silas (Paul Wesley) makes a terrifying appearance at the “End of Summer” party in the town square.
The second through fifth episodes are called “True Lies,” “Original Sin,” “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” and “Monsters Ball.” [SpoilerTV]
Here’s the official description for the series premiere, “Always and Forever”:
KLAUS MIKAELSON, THE ORIGINAL VAMPIRE/WEREWOLF HYBRID, RETURNS TO NEW ORLEANS IN THIS SPIN-OFF OF “THE VAMPIRE DIARIES” — Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, has returned to the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans – the city his family helped build 300 years ago. Determined to help his brother, Elijah (Daniel Gillies) leaves their sister Rebekah (Claire Holt) behind and follows Klaus. Elijah learns that the beautiful and rebellious werewolf Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) – Klaus’ onetime flame – has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie Deveraux (Daniella Pineda). When Sophie reveals some life-changing news, Elijah realizes that the Original family may have been given a second chance at humanity and redemption. Klaus, however, is more intrigued by his recent unexpected reunion with his former protégé, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis), a charismatic but diabolical vampire who now has total control over the supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Klaus vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family.
After “Always and Forever,” the next four episodes are reportedly called “House of the Rising Son,” “Tangled Up In Blue,” “Interview with the Vampire,” and “Sinners and Saints.” [SpoilerTV]
The first four episodes are reportedly called “Who Am I?,” “Kidnapped,” “Liar, Liar,” and “Hothead.” [KSiteTV]
Additional reporting by Katharine Trendacosta and Charlie Jane Anders.